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A spectacular weekend was had for Lackagh Comhaltas at the recent  Fleadh Cheoil na Gaillimhe which took place in Castleblakeney last weekend (18h-19th of May 2013).

Lackagh Branch of Comhaltas was very strongly represented on the occasion, a lot of hard work took place in the lead up to the event, the dedication and commitment through the long weeks of practice was evident for all to see, a credit to all who participated and all who were involved.

The results were as follows:

U-9 Category

Concertina: Molly Mc Hale (2nd),Aoife O’ Shaughnessy (2nd); Fiddle: Clodagh Crowley (1st); Emma Crowley (2nd), Laura Scanlon (3rd), Ciara Mc Gagh (3rd)Hanah Whelan( 3rd) Aishling Mc Glynn (3rd); Banjo: Michael Mc Cullagh (2nd), Gearóid Fahy (2nd)Miscellaneous: Seán Duggan( 1st) (Mandolin) ; Michael Mc Cullagh,(3rd)( Bodhrán)

U-12 Category

Concertina: Rachael Hughes (2nd), Sebastian Knoop (3rd); Flute: Rachael Hughes (1st), Andrea Trill (2nd); Fiddle: Sarah Mc Hale (1st), Oisin Francis (2nd); Fiddle Slow Airs: Sarah Mc Hale (1st); Harp: Eimear Fahy (1st), Helena Doyle (3rd);Harp Slow Airs:  Helena Doyle (1st); English Singing: Sebastian Knoop (2nd);Irish Singing: Sebastian Knoop (3rd);Storytelling: Anna Fahy (1st); Mandolin: Iarlaith Ó Neachtain (3rd); Accordion: Mary Duggan (3rd);Banjo: Oisin Francis (3rd), Bodhrán: Dylan Whelan (2nd); Melodeon: Mary Duggan (1st); Drums: Sinéad Duggan (1st); Piano: Mary Duggan (2nd)

Duets: Mary Duggan & Sinéad Duggan (1st), Niamh Moran & Sarah Mc Hale (2nd)

Ceili Bands:        Lacakagh Céili Band (1st) – Tutor Sharon Connell

Scoil Bhride Lackagh Céili Band- (2nd) – Tutor Sacra Furey

Grúpa Cheoil:    Lackagh Grúpa Cheoil (1st) – Tutor Sharon Connell

Grúpa Cheoil:    Lackaghmore Grúpa Cheoil (1st) – Tutor Angela Fahy

12-15 Category                                                                                                                             

Banjo: Eoghan Gallagher (1st), Darrren Hession (3rd) ;Accordion: Amy Murphy (3rd);Melodeon: Amy Murphy (1st);Uilleann Pipes: Shane Lawless (1st);Singing:  Eimear Higgins (1st);Concertina: Amy Murphy (2nd), Eadaoin Ní Neachtain (3rd);Piano: Daniel Knoop (2nd); Mandolin: Eoghan Gallagher (1st), Darren Hession (3rd); Accompniament: Laurie Moran (1st)

Trio: Amy Murphy/Darren Hession/Kellie Mannion (1st)

Céili Band:          Lackagh Céili Band- (1st) – Tutor Sharon Connell

Grúpa Cheoil:    Lackagh Grúpa Cheoil (2nd) – Tutor Angela Fahy


15-18 Category                                                                                     

Flute: Eimear Whelan (1st); Tin Whistle: Eimear Whelan (1st)

Duet: Sinéad Walsh & Ava Quirke (2nd)

O-18 Category

Piano: Catherine Mc Hugh (1st); Accompaniment: Catherine Mc Hugh (1st)

English Singing Men: Paddy Costello (1st)

Congratulations to all who participated in the competitions. Qualifiers now go forward to represent Galway at The Connacht  Fleadh Cheoil  in Carrick-on-Shannon on the weekend of the 6th & 7th of July 2013.

Community Games

Good luck and best wishes to our U14 community games music group, who are participating in the All Ireland Finals, in Athlone I.T. this Saturday 25th May 2013.Group members are: Eadaoin Ní Neachtain, Rachael Hughes, Isabel Moran, Eimear Higgins, Amy Murphy and Daniel Knoop.

Monthly Session

We will be having our monthly session in Lydon’s of Knockdoe this coming Sunday May 26th 2013 6pm onwards, ALL WELCOME